Prestwich Carnival returns bigger and better to celebrate its 100th year

Prestwich Carnival returns bigger and better this weekend as it celebrates its 100th year.

Once a year, St Mary’s Park hosts a great day out for all the family, including a funfair, a variety of stalls, donkey rides, live music, a charity dog ​​show and much more.

On Sunday, the Thornley Groves Grand Parade will wind its way through the streets of Prestwich following a 2.4-mile route starting at 12 noon and following the route below.

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There will be over 30 participants in the parade, including the Mayor of Bury, local scout groups, 10 different Morris dance groups and many more.

The carnival has not been held for the past two years due to the pandemic, but organizers say they will make this year extra special for the people of Prestwich and the surrounding areas.

Sponsored by Anatolian Grill and hosted by Roch Valley Radio, the free main stage will host a Saturday afternoon community stage this year and all groups wishing to perform are invited to contact the organizers.

The Prestwich Carnival is run entirely by volunteers and takes many months of planning leading up to the event.

There are some road closures and bus diversions to be aware of.

Rectory Lane will be closed on Sundays between Clarks Hill and St Mary’s Road from 10am to 12 noon to allow for parade gathering.

The parade will take place from 12pm – 2pm as shown when the following road closures are in place: Rectory Lane, Heywood Road, Heys Road, Fairfax Road, Bury New Road and St Mary’s Road.

To check which bus services and routes will be affected, visit

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